Las Cuevas Bay

Everything you could ask for in a beach is available at Las Cuevas Bay: calm waters for swimming and fishing, sleek sand for strolling and sun bathing, caves for exploring, and even an area for camping. It is for all of these reasons and more that Las Cuevas is one of the most popular beaches along the north coast of Trinidad.

Located in the vicinity of Port of Spain, 3.3 miles east-northeast of Maracas Bay, Las Cuevas Bay is on the North edge of Trinidad. You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying very close. There are advantages to visiting a beach that's a long way from the nearest major city; secluded parts of the coast like Las Cuevas Bay are perfect when you need a break from the typical tourist scene.

How to Access The Beach
Las Cuevas Bay is located to the east of Maracas Bay just off North Coast Road. A paved parking lot is available.

Amenities and Ambiance

Las Cuevas Bay takes the shape of a crescent, and its backing of forestry affords the area protection from harsh winds. This makes for calm, clear waters which have a lovely almost green hue. The sand, meanwhile, is soft and tan. The caves for which the bay is named are located to the southwest, while lifeguards mark daily where it is safest to swim along the eastern edge.

There is also a concession stand available.

Facilities such as showers, picnic tables, and restrooms are offered at this beach, so you can plan on staying here for the entire day.

Las Cuevas Bay's location is rarely very crowded, With this in mind, don't fret about what part of the day you come, since there's no big possibility you'll have to race with too many additional guests who might want access to the comforts found here.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Las Cuevas Bay is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on the North coast of Trinidad. It is near some interesting sites like St. Andrews Golf Club, which is reachable in a cab, and it is one of a few favorite local destinations.

To some, beaches and museums may see like an unlikely combination, but plenty of visitors find that museums like Angostura Museum and Barcant Butterfly Collection (positioned just a taxi ride away) offer rare insight into Caribbean life and help visitors understand Trinidad and Tobago's interesting past.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. Attractions close to this beach can be found in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Las Cuevas Bay
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
St. Andrews Golf Club Golf Course 8.4 SW Trinidad
Club Casanovas Gambling Arcade 9.4 S Trinidad
Island Club Casino Casino 9.8 S Trinidad
Club Casablanca Casino 9.9 SW Trinidad
Club Solitaire Gambling Site 10.1 S Trinidad

Cities and Towns

The closest part on Trinidad to Las Cuevas Bay is Blanchisseuse. This area on Trinidad and Tobago is an interesting area that brings together the quietude of the Caribbean and the urbanization of city life.

Hotels

The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends mainly on when you visit, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. There aren't many major hotels in the immediate vicinity, but you may see guests from some of the area's smaller options.

You'll find a decent amount of hotel rooms a car ride away. A few of the more convenient choices are seen in the list below.

Accommodations near Las Cuevas Bay
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Las Cuevas 0.6 ENE Lodge
Maracas Bay 3.4 WSW Hotel
Laguna Mar Estate 6.5 E Lodge

Food

While this spot isn't close to many restaurants, you'll probably still spot a few places to try, especially if you are willing to drive or bike a few miles. Las Cuevas Beach Lodge is one of the closest eateries, which is a delicious choice during or after a day at the beach.

The following table provides a list of dining options located near this beach.

Restaurants near Las Cuevas Bay
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Las Cuevas Beach Lodge (868) 669-6945 -- -- -- --
Bandanya (868) 669-1914 Caribbean, Fusion, International Very Casual 3.4 mi. WSW

Other Beaches

There are other beaches on Trinidad you might like besides Las Cuevas Bay.

Another location you may want to try is Tyrico Bay, located two miles to the south west.

Maybe Las Cuevas Bay is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, Trinidad and Tobago offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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